The process of video making: All the questions you never dared to ask

You’ve probably seen videos on the internet before, but how much do you actually know about them? You may not even have questions about the process. But there are questions that should be asked! In this article, you will see questions to ask when making a video for your business or blog.

How can you secure the files?

When you finish making a video and realize how much work and effort went into it, you really want to do everything that’s in your power to keep it safe. Many videographers nowadays use cloud-based video workflow for this very purpose as it lets them preserve the file they’ve made. Keeping your files safe is of utmost importance if you don’t want to spend days or even weeks looking for missing pieces.

There are many options when it comes to securing your files in the cloud, but one thing’s for sure: there can never be too much security. It will give you peace of mind and ensure that your video is safe.

How to make video engaging? 

The most important thing to worry about is making a video engaging. You can’t just put out any old information, you have to know what your audience wants to hear and then deliver that content in the best way possible. Video materials are all over the internet these days, they’re on social media, embedded into other websites, or available for download.

Here are some steps towards making more watchable videos:

  • Know your audience. This is key to making any video engaging, whether you’re making a commercial or just putting together some home footage.
  • Plan your video. If you just start making a video without any plan, it’ll likely be disjointed and confusing.
  • Make a storyboard. This is basically a plan for your video, mapping out each scene and how it will flow.
  • Keep it short. Most viewers won’t sit through a long video if they don’t have to.
  • Invest in good equipment. This is the one area where you don’t want to skimp on quality!
  • Make it interesting. This may be the most important factor in making a video engaging, you have to capture your audience’s attention.

How to find the right location?

When it comes to location scouting, finding the right place, there are a number of things you need to take into consideration. And when it comes to finding good locations for video making, that list only gets bigger and harder.

You can either go with a studio or shoot somewhere on location.  Studios can be great for control, but on-location shooting has its own charms, and it’s often more affordable. The first thing you need to ask yourself is what kind of look or feel you’re going for with your video.

Do you want a gritty urban look? A sleek and polished corporate video? Something rustic and down-homey? Once you know that, finding the right location becomes much easier.

How to handle rendering?

Rendering is an exhausting process, especially if you have a short deadline and the rendering takes hours. You have to be patient and use a strong computer to do the job.

Render your video in small segments. This will help you avoid any potential problems and make the process easier overall. You should also make sure that your computer is adequately cooled before you start the render process. Overheating can damage your hardware and cause the rendering process to take much longer than it should.

What program to use for editing?

One very fun part of the process of video making is the editing. Whether you’re a first-timer or an experienced video editor, there are many questions that come up when thinking about the program used for editing. Like what do I use? Is it easy to learn? What programs have the best features?

In reality, the answer to those questions depends on your needs as a creator and how much time you want to spend learning new software. Do some research and try out a few programs to see what works best for you.

Should a script be used?

Most videos are made using a script of some sort. Even if it is just an outline, having something to follow will help keep you on track and ensure that your video has a logical flow. If you’re not used to scripting videos, it may be helpful to storyboard your video first using stick figures or sketches. This will give you an idea of what shots you’ll need and how the scenes will play out.

When writing your script, remember to keep it concise and easy to follow. You want your viewers to be engaged from start to finish, so don’t bog them down with too much information at once. 

Video making is a fun and challenging process that is very rewarding in the end. However, you should use cloud software to keep it safe and make sure that you know how to make it engaging. Take some time to research locations and be patient with rendering. Choose the editing software wisely and use some sort of script to be more organized. Good luck with your project!

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